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Schenectady police overtime pits real vs. paper numbers

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The Schenectady Police Department spent more than twice what it was budgeted in overtime last year, but Chief Mark Chaires pointed to irresponsible budgeting as part of the problem. In 2011, the detectives unit was budgeted to spend $300,000 in overtime, when it usually spends an average of $680,000, he said. The division finished 2011 with $710,000 in overtime spending. Chaires noted the overtime total was nearly the same as it had been in 2009 ...


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wmarincic
May 16, 2012
6:21 a.m.

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McCarthy keeps on putting out unrealistic numbers and then blames the shortfall on somebody else. All I can say is "typical democrats".

hodgkinst
May 16, 2012
10:12 a.m.

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"was the budget drawn up by the Schenectady City Council"

The budget is a process driven by the Executive, how did the city council change the Executive's budget for this item?

JIMOCONNOR
May 16, 2012
10:14 a.m.

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how would mr erickson react to a 4;00am break in to his home if detectives did not begin investigating until 9;00am

wmarincic
May 16, 2012
12:51 p.m.

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Let's not forget the Sch'dy Police free ambulance service. Kathleen Moore should write about that instead. When I took my wife to the emergency room on Sunday March 4th there were four police cars and eight officers that were transporting people to the hospital that had threatened to hurt themselves, where is that outrage?

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